Help us Take the Final Step

A Special Appeal for Enders House

Please help our ministries with a special gift to complete our infrastructure.

A little leak leaves a big mess.

Last year brought many blessings to Enders Island. One of them was a $500,000 grant from the Connecticut HTCC Program to make significant renovations to our beloved, 103-years-old Enders House. 


With these funds, we have been able to replace the Island's antiquated heating system and begin work on several other items in our five-year building plan.


The bones of this old home are getting some badly-needed attention, creating a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future for Enders Island. 


We've installed new, energy efficient propane furnaces, cutting our heating costs  significantly. We've renovated bedrooms and bathrooms and soon we will be adding a much-needed fire escape and a new walk-in  refrigerator/freezer that will make our kitchen more efficient.  


The HTCC funds have provided significant help; but it's still not enough to cover the $650,000 cost of the improvements.


Please help us meet these expenses with a special gift to offset the $150,000 gap between this amazing grant and the full cost of the work. Every dollar you give is quadrupled by the HTCC grant!


Your positive response in any amount will make a big difference as we work to bring hope to our brothers and sisters in need. We are privileged to steward this precious place God has given us to provide spiritual sustenance for all who have crossed our causeway for more than 66 years.


Thank you for your support and please pray for us daily as we pray for you.

In faith and hope,

Fr. Tom Hoar, SSE
President, St. Edmund's Retreat, Inc.

P.S. Check out our newest video promo for the Enders Island Recovery Residence produced by Dan DiBella! It's a moving 5-min portrayal of the important work we are doing here.

Phone: (860) 536-0565

Fax: (860) 572-7655


1 Enders Island
PO Box 399
Mystic, CT 06355

Our Office is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
(Closed Noon to 12:45 pm)

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